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Ernest Gordon Phelps (Blimp)

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[edit] Biographical Information

Catcher Babe Phelps played eleven seasons in the majors with a lifetime batting average of .310. He hit .364 in 1935 (in 121 at-bats) and .367 in 1936 (in 319 at-bats). He qualified for the batting title in 1936 and finished second in the league behind Paul Waner at .373.

Before he became a major league regular, he played in the minors at Hagerstown, Youngstown and Albany.

While Phelps was with the Dodgers, they hired Babe Ruth as a coach, and Phelps became friends with Ruth.

After his major league days he worked for a railroad.

One source: SABR biography of Babe Phelps.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 3-time NL All-Star (1938-1940)

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